Dr Harsed Chima
Dr Harsed Chima

Having had the privilege of providing healthcare in this community for many years, I am proud to recommend our friendly medical centre with its focus on quality. I was born in Palmerston North, raised in South Auckland and educated at Otago Medical School in Dunedin. I met my wife while studying in the UK and we live in Marshland with our three children. I am involved in education for GP’s as a director of BPAC NZ Ltd.

Dr Chima is available for appointments: all day Monday/Tuesday/Thursday/Friday

Dr Sue French
Dr Sue French

I have been a partner in this practice for over 15 years and for much of that time I have worked in a “job share” situation with Dr Ellie McDougall. I enjoy all aspects of family general practice, particularly working as a team and establishing long term relationships with individuals and families. I live in Lyttelton with my husband and two boys and love the outdoor lifestyle which we are so lucky to enjoy in New Zealand.Dr French is available for appointments: Monday & Friday mornings, Tuesday afternoon and all day Wednesday.

Dr David Pilbrow
Dr David Pilbrow

I have been a partner in this practice since 2004 and enjoy the huge variety of general practice. I have a special interest in skin conditions and minor surgery and child health. I am a teacher for the General Practitioner training programme. I have a young family and am an avid fisherman.Dr Pilbrow is available for appointments: all day Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

Dr Ellie McDougall
Dr Ellie McDougall

A graduate of Otago Medical School, I have been working for Dr Sue French for over 10 years. I enjoy the variety of general practice, particularly women and child health and travel medicine and I like being part of a primary health care team. I have two boys and only one cat, since the other disappeared after February 22nd!

Dr McDougall is now working as a locum when other doctors are away.

Dr Arthur Collins

I immigrated to New Zealand in 1992 after completing my medical degree in Scotland. I went on to train as a General Practitioner here in Christchurch, obtaining a diploma in obstetrics and gynaecology along the way. In 2010 and 2011 I have had additional training in the management of skin cancer, and in performing minor surgery for this.In 2004 I became a fellow of the Royal NZ College of General Practitioners. My interests are in all aspects of family practice, from families with young children to students and teenagers, through to adults and the elderly. I am keen to see new patients of all ages.

I was at Gayhurst Medical Centre from 2008 till 2012, and prior to that was a GP at Barrington Medical Centre for 8 years.

I live in Lyttelton with my wife Sue (also a GP), and our two boys Tom and Josh.

Outside of medicine and family life I have a number of interests including biking and running. I love my “shed” where I am into making furniture, and I also enjoy getting away to the mountains when the opportunity presents. We are lucky to live in this wonderful country with so many opportunities in the outdoors!

Dr Collins is available for appointments: Monday afternoon, Tuesday & Wednesday mornings and all day Friday.




Dr Heather Peacock

I am originally from Newcastle in Northern England and completed medical school at the University of Leeds. After a couple of years in hospital medicine I made the jump to general practice and thoroughly enjoyed getting to know patients better, and making family connections. After working at Travis Medical Centre for 6 months in my first registrar year, I am pleased to have joined the team again. In my spare time I enjoy baking, dancing and making the most of the great New Zealand outdoors.

Dr Peacock is available on Monday afternoon, Tuesday morning, Wednesday afternoon and all day on Thursday.

Dr Jonathan Werkmeister

As a GP registrar in training I feel very privileged to be part of the Travis medical team. I look forward to seeing patients of all stages of their life during my placement from Mid June through to Mid November. Despite my Dutch last name and Sri Lankan appearance, I am a Kiwi through and through. I was originally born in the UK but immigrated with my parents to New before my first birthday where I then grew up in the beautiful south island (Timaru, Christchurch and Dunedin). I Completed my studies at Otago medical school and spent 3 years at Christchurch hospital before embarking on general practice training. Outside of medicine I love to enjoy the incredible NZ outdoors. I’m a keen sportsman and over the last 5-6 years have enjoyed competing in marathons, triathlons, Coast to Coast and Ironman.